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UP Exec Vice President denounces #SONAgkaisa rallyists, gains criticisms from netizens

On his Twitter, the UP executive asked, “Sino ang dapat sisihin kung isa na dumalo sa protest rally ay magka COVID-19? Stay at home.”

University of the Philippines Executive Vice President Dr. Teddy Herbosa blamed UP #SONAgkaisa rallyists for the spread of COVID-19 on the campus.

On his Twitter, the UP executive asked, “Sino ang dapat sisihin kung isa na dumalo sa protest rally ay magka COVID-19? Stay at home.”

[Who should be blamed if one of the rallyists will be infected with COVID-19?]

Herbosa seems to disapprove of the rally conducted on the campus and blamed them for the spread of COVID-19.

Recently, the UPD COVID-19 task force announced that the campus already recorded 118 cases of COVID-19 in their area. Of these 118 cases, 48 are active, 67 have recovered and 6 are dead.

“As of July 28 data from the UP Health Service (UPHS) Public Health Unit, UPD has 118 COVID-19 cases, composed of both UP Campus residents and UPD employees who are not Barangay UP Campus residents,” the university wrote.

However, Herbosa shared an article with a misleading headline that tried to blame the cases on the rallyists and that the 6 mortalities came from those who participated in the rally.

He even cited a Facebook post of a doctor who said that 4 rallyists came to their Emergency room complaining about a ‘worrisome’ cough.

However, this post was disaffirmed by a Twitter user.

The shared article of Herbosa also came from an unverified source and unknown author.

Herbosa who is also the special adviser of NTF COVID-19 was slammed by netizens after his unprofessionalism and spreading of fake news.


After gaining flak from netizens, Herbosa made his Twitter account private.

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